Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights
320 Section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998 requires a Minister in charge of a Bill in either House of Parliament to make a statement about the compatibility of the Bill with the Convention Rights (as defined by section 1 of that Act). The Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, has made the following statement: "In my view, the provisions of the Enterprise Bill are compatible with the Convention rights."
321 The Government has published a separate memorandum on ECHR issues with an assessment of compatibility of the Bill's provisions with the Convention rights. This memorandum is available on the Government website.